"Even though dogs have 220 million smell receptors to our 5 million, I’m not talking literally sniff(ing) you a good date, but trust your dog’s instincts," she said. "Look for the receptiveness of your dog being comfortable around your potential date."

Matthys added that the presence of a dog can make an environment more fun for dog lovers.

"So take your dog with you everywhere you can in order to meet people and pause when in view of a potential date to make yourself available for small talk," she said.

She added that if a dog owner berates or speaks down to a dog, this provides insight on how he may speak to humans as well.